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2nd in charge of Religious Education - St Marks Academy

St Marks Academy are seeking an outstanding Religious Education Teacher to join their experienced team as 2nd in charge of the department

Location: St Marks Academy - London

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Start date: September 2022

Closing date: 10 May 2022

Interviews: 17 May 2022

Salary: Main Teachers Pay Scale Inner London with Competitive TLR for the correct candidate

Do you have the highest expectations for every member of the school community and believe in transformational education for all, irrespective of starting points and background?

Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for school improvement, underpinned by the school’s inclusive Christian ethos and values, Love, Hope and Trust?

Are you passionate about ensuring that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to a life changing Quality of Education in Religious Education?

Do you have the experience, skills, insights and determination to help lead the school from good to outstanding alongside an inspirational and values driven SLT?

We are looking to recruit an outstanding Teacher of Religious Education for a full time post in our thriving Religious Education department. The post is to commence in September 2022. We are seeking to appoint a values driven individual and leader with a desire to progress professionally at the Academy and who:

• Will model excellent teaching and play a leading role in bringing the Christian vision to life through RE

• Has the ability to model excellent classroom practice and lead CPD for others to do the same is essential to this role

• Will do everything possible to demand the highest quality of lessons and outcomes in RE

• Will mentor, guide and support teachers that are new to the profession within the RE department

• Believes in building strong relationships with our students and who is willing to go above and beyond to allow them to transform and live life in all its fullness.

Outcomes in GCSE and A Level RE have been well above National average for the past six years because significant teaching time and prominence is given to RE within the school. Students thrive within RE lessons, making it our highest performing subject within the school.

The successful candidate will be have the opportunity to learn from an experienced Head of Department and other specialist teachers within the team.

If you have the skills and enthusiasm to make a significant contribution to our SIAMs Case for Excellence next year then we want to hear from you.

St Mark’s C of E Academy is a vibrant and diverse 11-18 academy situated in Mitcham in the London Borough of Merton. The school was rated Good in its most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2017) with Outstanding personal development and welfare. The Academy really does have much to celebrate. We are the first secondary school in London to be awarded the prestigious International Values Quality Mark in recognition of the manner in which our values of love, hope and trust permeate all our work. ‘The school’s provision for the personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding. It is highly enriching and supportive and focuses on ‘values in action’. Pupils are confident, thoughtful and articulate’ (Ofsted 2017).

Department Organisation

Head of RE

Two teachers of RE

How to Apply

Please fill out an application form and send it to our HR team on If you have any questions, please do email us or call the school on 020 8648 6627. Please note that applications will be reviewed upon submission and candidates may be invited to attend an interview on 17th May.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.